When Havanese Rescue Inc., opened their arms in July of 2004, little did anyone imagine how many dogs would be in need of our help. That first year HRI took in 33 Havanese. To date, HRI has taken in 710 dogs through the end of August, 2012.
HRI is close to having a crisis. We simply don't have enough foster homes in the places where the dogs are to take all these additional dogs, and as heartbreaking for us as it will be, we may have to start turning dogs away. Just recently while we were trying to find a placement for a dog, the owner lost patience and took her to a shelter. We're scrambling now to make arrangements to pick her up.
Won't you please consider volunteering/fostering for Rescue? We have wonderful volunteers with all levels of experience and expertise who are always happy to help every inch of the way. Volunteering is just that. There are times folks in our organization are unable to foster. Family obligations, illness, vacations, etc., may not allow one to foster at a particular time. And that's perfectly okay.
Our breed is in trouble and they need us. The increase in Havanese being surrendered is staggering, and the stories that come with each one can be just as staggering. Tonight while you're holding your furry family member, please think of others who have never had belly rubs, a soft lap, gently kisses, or a warm bed.
Please consider giving your time and your love. All we require is a passion for Havanese. If you have any questions please send a note to either me, Pam Wagner at [email protected]
or Ursula Bassolino at [email protected]
or Sally Cotumaccio at [email protected]
Havanese Rescue, INC
NOTE: Please don't forget to participate in the Health Study. Results will help all Havanese everywhere